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Field Trial Report

West End Setter and Pointer Club

By Margaret Drew | Jan 09, 2020
Open Shooting Dog Winners. From left: Mark Hughes with Suemac’s Sashay, Pedrag Kazic, judge; Matt Phillips with Maximum Resistance, Crystal Medlin, judge, and Robert Ecker with Miss Penn Star.

Hoffman, N. C. — The West End Setter and Pointer Club of West End, N. C., ran a one day, half hour Open Shooting Stake on Friday, December 13, at the Drop Zone Area of the Sandhill Game Lands near Hoffman, N. C. Chairing the event was Rich Warters.

This U. S. Complete event followed the running of the U. S. Complete Open Invitational; however, the favorable weather experienced there was long gone on Friday, December 13.

Purina provided dog food product. The winners received a handmade dog bell and a small check.

Twenty-seven entries were drawn; however, by the time the trial began torrential rain rolled in, as well as the illness of one handler; consequently, several dogs were scratched.

It was a long, cold and wet day, beginning shortly after 8:00 a. m. and not finishing until 4:00 p. m. Matt Phillips drove the side by side all day to plant birds and shuttle handlers and dogs when their brace ended.

Judges were Pedrag Kazic of Greenlawn, N. Y., and Crystal Medlin of Cameron, N. C.

The winner was setter female Miss Penn Star, owned by Dr. George Najor with Robert Ecker handling. She had a great forward ground race, scoring two perfect finds, as well as a back. Second was Matt Phillips’ setter male Maximum Resistance with Robert Ecker. He had four tall and solid finds with a classy forward race with great speed. Third was Suemac’s Sashay, pointer female owned by Roger and Sue McPherson under the whistle of Mark Hughes. She had a good race with two good finds.

Hoffman, N. C., December 13 — One Course

Judges: Pedrag Kazic and Crystal Medlin

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 15 Pointers and 12 Setters

1st—MISS PENN STAR, 1645604, setter female, by First Up—Smoke Rise Faye. Dr. George Najor, owner; R. J. Ecker, Jr., handler.

2d—MAXIMUM RESISTANCE, 1661316, setter male, by Shadow Oak Bo—Hunter Run’s Dawn. Matt Phillips, owner; R. J. Ecker, Jr., handler.

3d—SUEMAC’S SASHAY, 1658242, pointer female, by Chasehill Little Bud—Richfield Stella. Roger & Sue McPherson, owners; Mark Hughes, handler


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